Lemon Flavored Cheese Cookies

Cookies by Bess is full of cookie recipes that use a cookie press or in Grandma Bess’ case a cookie gun to create tasty cookies with fun shapes! Lemon Flavored Cheese Cookies are a great example! Other pressed cookie recipes you may enjoy can be found here. Before making Grandma Bess’ recipes and using her…

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Spritz Cookies

When I started baking Cookies by Bess recipes, I shied away from cookie press recipes because I thought they were more difficult to make. After baking several cookie press recipes (Delicious Chocolate Teas, Chocolate Dips, Cinnamon Swirls, Tea Dainties, Virginia Cookies), I have become a big fan of Cookies by Bess cookie press recipes…and now…

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Lady Fingers

I’m sure everyone who bakes cookies knows what Lady Fingers are. I’m used to seeing them in Tiramisu or maybe served on the side with tea.  Depending on the recipe, they tend to be a little crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I’ve seen Lady Fingers served as a sandwich cookie or…

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Virginia Cookies

Virginia Cookies are simple butter type cookie that substitutes a couple main ingredients resulting in a wonderfully flavored cookie! I was curious as to why these cookies are called Virginia Cookies, so Googled it to see what I could find. I found nothing. So, I’m guessing Grandma Bess found this recipe while visiting Virginia or…

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Tea Dainties

Cookies by Bess has several “tea” cookie recipes. So far, I’ve made a couple (Orange Tea Cookies, Rolled Apricot Tea Cookies). Now I can add Tea Dainties to my list of favorite Cookies by Bess tea cookies! Each recipe has its own unique flavor and style. Tea Dainties is no exception! They are a wonderful…

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Cinnamon Swirls

Cinnamon Swirls are pictured on the back cover of the Cookies by Bess cookie book. A super sweet looking cookie that has perfectly wonderful flavors! This picture, which shows Cinnamon Swirls (just left of center) and many other Cookies by Bess cookies, is one of the original pictures taken during the photo shoot way back…

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Delicious Chocolate Teas

I always get a little nervous and hesitate a bit when I see “cookie press” in the cookie recipe instructions. But that didn’t stop me from making Cookies by Bess Delicious Chocolate Teas. And I’m glad because Delicious Chocolate Teas are really delicious! Actually, thanks to Grandma Bess, I no longer hesitate making cookies recipes…

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Chocolate Dips

Chocolate Dips are a fun cookie to make and tasty cookie to eat! I will admit, every time I see “cookie press” in a recipe, I cringe a bit. For some reason, I’m a bit intimidated by cookie presses. I must have tried using a cookie press unsuccessfully when I was a kid or something….

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